Governing Body

Leaders in learning Multi Academy Trust



1. Board of Trustees and Local Governing Body
1.1 Board of Trustees
On the 01 February 2016, Winterhill School converted to Multi Academy Trust (MAT) status and became the founding school of Leaders in Learning Multi Academy Trust.  Upon conversion, a Board of Trustees was formed:
Name Position and Profile Trustees Attendance
Mr Adrian Booth
Mr Booth is a Consumer Protection Senior Manager,
working within compliance in the retail sector.  He is
highly committed to the school and Trust and has
supported the governance of Winterhill School as
a member of the Governing body for almost 15 years.


7/7 meetings attended

Mr Robert Cater-Whitham
Member and Trustee
Mr Cater-Whitham is a member of the local community,
taking an avid interest toward the success and
education provided by Winterhill School and Leaders
in Learning Multi Academy Trust.


5/7 meetings attended

Miss Anne Hinds
Member and Trustee (Chairperson)
Miss Hinds is a Chartered Surveyor/Director and has
a long standing relationship with Winterhill School,
historically being a valued member of what was then,
the Governing Body.


7/7 meetings attended

Mr Martin Povey
Mr Povey is a highly successful businessman, a
Finance Director and brings many attributes to
the Board.  He is devoted toward ensuring we
provide an Outstanding education for every child.


0/7 meetings attended

Following appointment as Acting Headteacher in June 2016, Mr Rhodes was elected to join the board as a Staff Trustee.
1.2 Core Functions
The core functions of the Board of Trustees, as per the Department for Education’s Governance Handbook (November 2015), are as follows; “all boards, whether in the maintained or academy sector and no matter how many schools they are responsible for, have three core functions:
1. Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; 
2. Holding the headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff; and
3. Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent”. 
The Trustees are very ambitious for Winterhill School and Leaders in Learning Multi Academy Trust, they will support the school in raising standards of achievement, improving lifelong learning opportunities and developing sustainable community involvement under the shared values of equality, equity, self-responsibility and self-help.  
It is expected that together, we will grow and develop into an Outstanding and successful Multi Academy Trust, providing an excellent education and equal opportunities for all.
1.3 Local Governing Body (LGB)
The Board of Trustees has selected to reconstitute a Local Governing Body for Winterhill School, this is currently taking place and further detail will be published in due course.  Meanwhile, if you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the Miss Anne Hinds, Chairperson, via letter, marked for her attention, addressed to Winterhill School.
2. Declarations of the Board
Members, Trustees, Local Governors and staff must act and be seen to act, impartially.  All associated parties are asked to complete and regularly review a register of business interests.  The Department for Education (DfE) strongly recommends that senior staff also register any business interests that may be relevant.  These are maintained together in a register of interests.  Declarations should include all business and pecuniary (monetary) interests such as directorships, shareholdings and other appointments of influence within a business or other organisation.  They should also include interests of related persons such as parent/carer, spouse, child, cohabitee and business partner, where influence could be exerted by that person over an associated party member.
Where a Member, Trustee, Local Governor, staff or related person has any interest, either pecuniary or non-pecuniary, in a matter to be discussed at a Governance meeting, the individual (or member of staff) must declare their interest and withdraw from that part of the meeting.
Name Position Declaration
Mr Adrian Booth Trustee None
Mr Robert Cater-Whitham Member and Trustee

Spouse is an employee at Winterhill


Miss Anne Hinds Member and Trustee None
Mr Martin Povey Member

Business interest/other directorships held:


·         Acorn Industrial Services Group Ltd

·         Acorn Industrial Services Ltd

·         Bearing Station Ltd

·         Gerald Summers Ltd

·         Aldam Chase Property Management                Company Ltd

Mr Stephen Rhodes Trustee Staff Trustee

Local Governing Body


Name Position Attendance

Broydon Vickerage


Acting Chair/ Parent Governor 3/5 meetings attended

Gareth Davies


Staff Governor 5/5 meetings attended

Diane Brookes


Staff Governor 6/7 meetings attended

Adrian Booth


Governor and Trustee 4/7 meetings attended



Parent Governor